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Melis
Saturday, 9 Mar, 2013 – 9:21 | No Comment
Melis

Every religion or culture all over the world has its own way to define and celebrate their New Year. The same thing also occurs in Bali, however the Balinese commence this occasion with a 24 …

Nyepi: A Silent Celebration
Wednesday, 21 Mar, 2012 – 7:00 | One Comment
Nyepi: A Silent Celebration

Friday, 23/03/2012, early in the morning, the island of Bali will be blanketed with silence. Nyepi, Balinese New Year is celebrated with day of silence, fasting, and meditation.  Observed from 6 a.m. until 6 a.m. …

Melasti in Various Regions
Tuesday, 20 Mar, 2012 – 4:49 | No Comment
Melasti in Various Regions

Nyepi (Silent Day) is always preceded by some rituals and celebrations. Those rituals are : Pangrupukan (one day before Silent day) and Melasti or Makiis (several days before Silent day).  Hindu-Balinese community who lives outside …

March 2012 Highlight
Wednesday, 22 Feb, 2012 – 12:30 | No Comment
March 2012 Highlight

March will be another month of festivity in Bali with the keywords are wellness, yoga, silence and parade. There are Nyepi or Silence day, The 5th Annual Balispirit Festival, Bali International SPA & Wellness Expo …

Mejage-jage ritual and Mebuu-buu
Saturday, 12 Mar, 2011 – 17:50 | No Comment
Mejage-jage ritual and Mebuu-buu

The Caka New Year in Bali is not just celebrated by Silence Day (Nyepi) and Ogoh-ogoh (giant paper doll) parade, in Klungkung regency there are two villages that celebrate the Caka New Year …

Nyepi, No TV Station Broadcasts To Bali
Friday, 4 Mar, 2011 – 15:23 | No Comment
Nyepi, No TV Station Broadcasts To Bali

Commission I in Bali Parliament summons to all TV stations and radios not to relay any programs to Bali on Nyepi Day, March 5th. This call is accepted positively by Balinese people and Bali Chapter …

Tawur Kesanga: Payment to the Demon
Friday, 4 Mar, 2011 – 4:45 | No Comment
Tawur Kesanga: Payment to the Demon

A day prior to Nyepi, or Balinese New Year, the great Tawur Kesanga ritual is held all over Bali. The word “tawur” literally means, “pay” in a sense of a payment to the bhuta kala, …

Join The Crowd!
Thursday, 24 Feb, 2011 – 8:59 | No Comment
Join The Crowd!

This year is the first year, for Youth Association (STT) which belongs to traditional village of Jimbaran to join Ogoh-ogoh competition and Baleganjur orchestra on a day before Nyepi Day.  The committee is believe …

March 2011 Highlights
Monday, 14 Feb, 2011 – 14:19 | No Comment
March 2011 Highlights

March. Most people don’t see any special moment on this month. January has special New Year, February has valentine day, and what does March have? In Bali, March has some events that too good to …

No Money, No Balinese Youngsters Keep Creating Ogoh-Ogoh For this Year
Saturday, 12 Feb, 2011 – 10:28 | No Comment
No Money, No Balinese Youngsters Keep Creating Ogoh-Ogoh For this Year

Ogoh-ogoh festival will be held a month later, on March 4th 2011, but Balinese youngsters have been preparing all things since a month ago. Now, in many Banjar, the smallest organization in Bali, you can …

Welcome to 2011. Or 1932?
Thursday, 6 Jan, 2011 – 6:36 | No Comment
Welcome to 2011. Or 1932?

Everybody in the world is familiar with the solar based Gregorian Calendar system. It consists of 365 (usually) days, 52 weeks of seven days and 12 months of 28, 30, and 31 days. In Bali, …

Through the Eyes of Balinese High Priest:Trihitakarana for UNFCCC
Sunday, 27 Jun, 2010 – 16:25 | No Comment
Through the Eyes of Balinese High Priest:Trihitakarana for UNFCCC

Here is another good articles on climate change by Balinese high priest Sri Bhagawan Dwija Warsa Nawa Sandi from Buleleng regency who has great concern on environment and climate change without further ado here is …

Denpasar Municipality Ogoh-ogoh Competition
Saturday, 20 Mar, 2010 – 13:36 | 2 Comments
Denpasar Municipality Ogoh-ogoh Competition

Denpasar Municipality Ogoh-ogoh Competition that was held to celebrate Nyepi holiday as well as Caka New Year was over and the announcement of the winner was held yesterday 3/19/2008. Representations from 24 youth organizations that …

Aftermath of the Silent Day
Thursday, 18 Mar, 2010 – 13:45 | No Comment
Aftermath of the Silent Day

Nyepi or “silent day” has just passed and right after Nyepi , Bali enter Kadasa the tenth month of Balinese lunar calendar. Kadasa is a special month Balinese since it is believed to …

Omed-omedan: A Unique Ritual Part 1
Thursday, 18 Mar, 2010 – 6:06 | 4 Comments
Omed-omedan: A Unique Ritual Part 1

So many people, young and old, men and women, natives and foreigners came in flocks to see a unique ritual in Banjar Kaja, Sesetan village, South Denpasar, a day after Nyepi. The old men from …

Omed-omedan: A Unique Ritual Part 2
Wednesday, 17 Mar, 2010 – 4:48 | No Comment
Omed-omedan: A Unique Ritual Part 2

Omed-omedan is held in a day after Nyepi (silence day) by people of Banjar Kaja, Sesetan village, South Denpasar. The teenagers who belong to this Banjar play the main role on this tradition. They -the …

Melasti Ritual
Saturday, 13 Mar, 2010 – 9:00 | No Comment
Melasti Ritual

Today, thousands of Balinese flock to the beaches, lakes or springs to hold the Melasti ritual. Melasti is a ritual in which Balinese escort the deities to the sea, lakes or springs but mostly to …

Melasti, Segara Klotok, Klungkung
Wednesday, 10 Mar, 2010 – 11:18 | 2 Comments
Melasti, Segara Klotok, Klungkung

Nyepi Saka New Year 1932 will fall on Anggara Pon Ukir, Tuesday, March 16, 2010. This series of rituals Nyepi Melasti ceremony begins with the water source (sea and river) by almost all villages in …

Awaking Youth Creativity through Ogoh-Ogoh Competition
Friday, 22 Jan, 2010 – 3:07 | One Comment
Awaking Youth Creativity through Ogoh-Ogoh Competition

Government of Denpasar Municipality will hold an Ogoh-Ogoh competition among Sekeha Teruna (youth organization) in Denpasar Municipality to welcome the New Year Caka 1932. This competition is not …

Fighting Global Warming a la Balinese
Friday, 11 Dec, 2009 – 7:35 | 4 Comments
Fighting Global Warming a la Balinese

Global warming has been the most popular and the most global problem recently and various ways have been thought, planed and implemented to fight the global warming and in the United Nation Conference For Climate …

NYEPI DAY Contingency Plan
Wednesday, 25 Mar, 2009 – 12:09 | No Comment
NYEPI DAY Contingency Plan

Nyepi Day is a public holiday observed in Bali. On this day all residents and visitors to Bali must stay in doors and observe a period of silence which lasts 24 hours. …

Photo News: Tawur Kesanga
Wednesday, 25 Mar, 2009 – 0:00 | No Comment
Photo News: Tawur Kesanga

Photos of Tawur Kesanga ceremony at Puputan square in Denpasar, Sunday, March 18, 2007.

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A day prior to Nyepi, or Balinese New Year, the great Tawur Kesanga ritual is held all over Bali.

Through the Eyes of Balinese High Priest:Nyepi for UNFCCC
Friday, 20 Jun, 2008 – 17:03 | No Comment
Through the Eyes of Balinese High Priest:Nyepi for UNFCCC

At first I want to include this article under the headline “Through the Eyes of Researcher” but since this article was written a Balinese high priest Sri Bhagawan Dwija Warsa Nawa Sandi from Buleleng …

Delicious Meal in Woven Young Coconut Leaves
Friday, 9 May, 2008 – 15:05 | One Comment
Delicious Meal in Woven Young Coconut Leaves

There is a holiday called Kajeng Kliwon in which Balinese serves Tipat or Belayag (rice-cake snack cooked in a small container of woven young coconut leaves) to The God. Besides in Kajeng Kliwon, Tipat is …

Pecalang and the Silence Day
Friday, 4 Apr, 2008 – 17:52 | One Comment
Pecalang and the Silence Day

Pecalang (traditional Balinese security force) is responsible for securing the traditional ceremony or events which are held in Bali. From directing the traffic on the road near the venue of a religious ceremony in order …

Balinese Student Outside Bali
Wednesday, 19 Mar, 2008 – 17:10 | 2 Comments
Balinese Student Outside Bali

Many Balinese students after they graduate from Senior High school go outside Bali to continue their study instead of studying in Bali. As a result from Bali has only one state university and it has …

No Post for Today and Tomorrow
Thursday, 6 Mar, 2008 – 14:26 | No Comment
No Post for Today and Tomorrow

In accordance with Nyepi (Silence Day / Balinese New Year), there will be no post for today and tomorrow.
We are out for Pangrupukan (Silence Day / New Year Eve) and Nyepi.
These what we do today:

Other Silence Days Part 1
Wednesday, 5 Mar, 2008 – 17:18 | 2 Comments
Other Silence Days Part 1

Silence day, a holy to celebrate the Balinese New Year will be held on Friday, 3/7/08, on this day silent will reign supreme all over the island. In most areas in Bali, silence day is …

Giant Puppet Workshop
Monday, 3 Mar, 2008 – 17:01 | No Comment
Giant Puppet Workshop

On Balinese new year eve, known as pangrupukan (this year falls on 6/3/2008), thousands of ogoh ogoh (giant puppet of evil spirits, scary monsters, giants of Ramayana epic and other malevolent beings), will on the …

“Night” in Balinese Point of View
Tuesday, 26 Feb, 2008 – 15:29 | No Comment
“Night” in Balinese Point of View

As the sun sets and darkness replaces the illumination of the sunlight, night makes its way to the earth. “Night” is a phenomenon that all nations in the world have their own point of view, …

Creating the Giant Puppet (ogoh-ogoh)
Wednesday, 20 Feb, 2008 – 17:01 | One Comment
Creating the Giant Puppet (ogoh-ogoh)

On March 7th Balinese will celebrate Nyepi (Balinese New Year) but for the teenagers all over the island the special day is a day prior to nyepi on March 6th. On this day ogoh-ogoh (a …

Vote World Silent Day
Thursday, 13 Dec, 2007 – 10:15 | 2 Comments
Vote World Silent Day

The Bali way of Reducing Green House Gas Emission By Doing Nothing
December 2007
During the opening of the 13th session of the Conference of Parties to United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), a very …

on Nyepi, part 2 — as the Environment Preservation
Monday, 10 Dec, 2007 – 12:01 | No Comment
on Nyepi, part 2 — as the Environment Preservation

In the opening of United Nation Climate Change Conference (UNCCC), Nyepi day was proposed to be world day in order to minimize the carbon dioxide ratio in the air. It is stated in local …

on Nyepi, part 1
Sunday, 9 Dec, 2007 – 14:34 | No Comment
on Nyepi, part 1

The existence of Caka Lunar Calendar was the basis history that ended the hostilities among Indian tribes. They were Pahlawa, Yuehchi, Yuwana, Malawa, and Caka. They were fighting each other to have power. The Cakas …

Through The Eyes of Researcher: Balinese Time
Saturday, 6 Oct, 2007 – 12:24 | One Comment
Through The Eyes of Researcher: Balinese Time

Here is an interesting article on Balinese time by Clifford Geertz.
Balinese calendrical notions–their cultural machinery for demarcating temporal units–reflect this clearly; for they are largely used not to measure the elapse of time, nor yet …

On Crossroad
Thursday, 3 May, 2007 – 17:03 | No Comment
On Crossroad

Crossroad is one of many revered and feared spot in Bali. offering are given to the spirits who dwell on that crossroad sometimes a statue is erected as a symbolization to honor the spirit in …

Omed- Omedan Ceremony (Kissing Ritual)
Wednesday, 21 Mar, 2007 – 17:02 | One Comment
Omed- Omedan Ceremony (Kissing Ritual)

The tradition is performed on Ngembak Geni Day, the day following Nyepi, or the Hindu Day of Silence, which fell on Tuesday at Banjar Kaja, Sesetan.
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Out for Nyepi
Sunday, 18 Mar, 2007 – 11:59 | No Comment
Out for Nyepi

Sorry, No Post for Tomorrow
We Are Out for Nyepi.

Tabuh Rah: Blood Sacrifice
Wednesday, 14 Mar, 2007 – 12:07 | No Comment
Tabuh Rah: Blood Sacrifice

The great Tawur Kesanga, an extortion payment to the bhuta kala (personification of negative force) that is held a day before Nyepi (this year Nyepi falls on Monday 3/19/07) will not be complete without Tabuh …

Chinese Influence in Bali
Saturday, 17 Feb, 2007 – 13:38 | No Comment
Chinese Influence in Bali

Chinese influence in Balinese culture have been perfectly assimilated and it is hard to distinguish the influence that have been thoroughly assimilated, but there are some influences that still clearly visible.
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Chinese coin, small lead or …